PRIVACY AND DIVORCE MAY NOT MIX PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY DURING DIVORCE In an argumentative divorce, many things can create stress and tension. Your ex might fight for a bigger share of marital assets or they may attempt to hide assets. The two of you may also clash over child custody, spousal support or the validity…

FOR MEN, UNEMPLOYMENT MAY MEAN DIVORCE Financial pressures have long been cited as the pinnacle of marital downfall. In a recent study in the rise of divorce, male employment appears as a large factor.   A study of 6300 heterosexual couples and found that men who were not working full-time were 33% more likely to divorce…

SERVED DIVORCE PAPERS IN RI? I’ve been served divorce papers. So what do I do now? As with nearly all major events of life, there are specific steps to follow in order to complete a divorce in Rhode Island. So, whether you are just seeking a “no fault” divorce, citing irretrievable breakdown of the marriage,…

POST HILIDAY DIVORCE SURVIVAL TIPS Holidays can heighten the pain of a divorce, yet despite this we divorce lawyers all anticipate the annual post-holiday surge in divorce filings. Here are some useful tips to try to survive the post-holiday season during a divorce: 1. Keep the peace. Keep things calm. Flaring up emotions during this…

HOW TO EXPLAIN A DIVORCE TO A CHILD Your children are going to be highly impacted by your divorce, and it’s more than just figuring out a child custody plan for them after the split. This is a significant change in their lives. There are a few things you should know about how to explain…

TIPS TO HELP KIDS THROUGH DIVORCE You have a lot of goals relating to your children when you head for divorce. Maybe you want sole custody, a good joint custody plan or visitation rights. However, while looking into all of this, it’s important to go beyond these basic decisions and remember to think about how…

DIVORCE FOR ADOPTED CHILDREN CAN BE DIFFICULT Divorce nearly always brings up considerable emotions and insecurities in children. The family unit they’ve known is no longer. They may feel that they’ve taken a backseat to their parents’ animosity towards one another. Or, they may believe that they have to side with one parent over another….

DIVIDING ASSETS IN DIVORCE So you have a house and pensions. Your spouse inherited money, and then there are the bank accounts and credit cards. How do you now divide assets in divorce? Do you need an accountant? Ultimately, the answer depends on the complexity of your “marital estate”, and a number of other factors….

LEGAL SEPARATION OR DIVORCE LEGAL SEPARATION AKA DIVORCE FROM BED AND BOARD In a divorce there are generally four major categories of things to deal with, namely (1) child issues, (2) equitable distribution issues (assigning assets and debt), (3) spousal support (alimony) issues, and (4) “temporary” issues while the divorce is pending, such as who…

UNCONTESTED DIVORCE IN RI Rhode Island has a “track” system for divorces. As a result, a divorce is either on the “Nominal Track” (such as simple divorce) or the “Contested Track.” The party filing the divorce first may choose either track from the beginning. If they choose the nominal track, the initial (hopefully only) hearing…

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